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Kamikura-jinja Shrine (神倉神社)

A Shinto shrine located in 1 Chome Kamikura, Shingu City. Situated on sacred ground where the god Kumano Omikami first descended to Earth. The Kodobiki Boulder, considered a sacred natural object and deity, is also located on the shrine grounds at the top of over 5000 natural stone steps. The Oto Matsuri, held each year on February 6, is an unusual festival in which white robed men carrying torches lit with a sacred flame run down a series of stone steps. The festival is designated an Important Intangible Folk-Cultural Property.


Wakayama Pref. Shingushi Kamikura 1-13-8 (Shirahama / Ryujin / Kumano / NachiArea)

phone 0735222533

Free visit

Review of Kamikura Shrine

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Reviewed:2019/12/09 good hike
the shrine is ok. the hike up is more interesting and abit taxing up rock steps which is pretty steep at some areas..
Reviewed:2019/10/25 Unique
Many steps to climb, steep - not really worthwhile view from top, even though the shrined mountaintop huge rock is quite special
Reviewed:2019/09/08 Must see spot with spectacular views
Staying in Shingu for a day post Kumano Kodo trek. Walked to the Kamikura Shrine precinct and enjoyed the serene greenness of the area.

Our legs went straight to muscle memory and enjoyed climbing...

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Wakayama Pref. Shingushi Kamikura 1-13-8 [map]
Shirahama / Ryujin / Kumano / NachiArea
Free visit
open everyday
Parking Lot
Available 20spaces
Credit Card
Not available
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[Kumano Hayatama Taisha] 0735-22-2533
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
No (Yes to the foot, but there are 538 stairs)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country’s most delicious ramen noodles.